The Latest Game I've Ever Photographed

September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; Security on the field during a rain delay between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

This Monday I photographed the Giants v Dodgers game which after a rain delay, didn't restart the first inning until 10:50pm!!

I was doubling up and rushing to get from Cal Men's Rowing Headshots over the Bridge to be at AT&T Park by 6pm. This is later than usual for me as I tend to enjoy taking my time and eating in the press box. Thanks to the SID, MC who made sure things ran smoothly and I was out the door by 5pm, traffic wasn't terrible and I arrived in plenty of time for press box meal. Little did I know, how much time I would really have.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; Lightning strikes behind AT&T park before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports First the game was delayed from 7pm to 7:55pm due to lightning. I tried to photograph some of it but it of course didn't work out nearly as great as Ezra Shaw's version

Finally the game started. Chris Stratton got one batter out. 

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton (34) pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

By the time Corey Seager came up to the plate it was just DUMPING. (Pro tip: I slowed the shutter down to 1/250th to show the rain as streaks instead of dots you'd get at faster speeds 1/800, though shooting at effectively 600mm gotta be reallllllly steady or turn on IS image stabilization)

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) at bat in the rain against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton (34) on the mound in the rain during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports So game was postponed AGAIN. This time we had no idea whether it would be another rain delay or or just cancelled entirely. I tried to go up top again to make photos... got pretty much nothing.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; The stadium during a rain delay between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I hung out with the grounds crew underground in the hallway between the dugout and Giants locker room. MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; against the San Francisco Giants grounds crew with rollers prepare to roll water off the tarp during the rain delay against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

(While taking this foot photo, Brandon Crawford walked by, I quickly brought my leg back down, embarrassed to have a player recognize me as "the girl who takes pictures of her feet")

And we waited and waited... while the powers that be discussed options.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) meet with umpires during the rain delay at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Finally they called it would restart at 10:50pm.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants grounds crew pull the tarp off the field after the rain delay against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

At that point AP photographer Marcio Sanchez had to leave and be replaced by Tony Avelar because Marcio had to cover the apple event the following morning. And one of the Giants team photographers, Suzanna Mitchell, left, the other team photographer Andy Kuno, was there and she's a nursing mom. Perks of being staff I suppose! Ultimately, it was a fast game, I would have lost my sanity if it went extra innings! Leaving the stadium just after 2am. 

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsMLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco GiantsSep 12, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; The half moon during the fifth inning between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

 


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